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The Lab

Welcome to The Lab, a compilation of Valve’s room-scale VR experiments set in a pocket universe within Aperture Science. Fix a robot, defend a castle, adopt a mechanical dog, and more.

Set in a pocket universe of Aperture Science, The Lab offers a wide range of ways to enjoy VR, all in one application.

Slingshot

Begin your career as a Calibration Trainee by recklessly destroying everything in the Aperture Storage Annex using the Core Calibration slingshot.

Longbow

Use your archery skills to defend your noble castle gate from a rampaging but adorable and equally noble horde of attackers.

Xortex

Are you a bad enough dude to become a Xortex ace? Relive the golden era of gaming — only this time, it’s all around you.

Postcards

Visit exotic, far-off locales from the comfort of your own head.

Human Medical Scan

Explore the intricate beauty of the human body through a highly detailed model created from a series of CT medical scans.

Solar System

Why watch shows about the vast majesty of space when you can jump in and see it for yourself? Have educational space-fun while putting Neil Degrasse-Tyson out of business.

Robot Repair

Can you repair a robot? Good, because Aperture Science’s Human Diversity Outreach Program is now hiring.

Secret Shop

The fantasy equivalent of a twenty-four-hour convenience store is now open for business! Peruse artifacts, shop for familiars and cast a spell or two at Dota’s Secret Shop!

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Valve’s debut title, Half-Life, was released in 1998. It won more than 50 game of the year awards, and PC Gamer even called it the best PC Game ever made. Since then, we’ve shipped a few (but not enough) Half-Life sequels, a World-War II team-based action game, a counter-terrorism game that took the world by storm, a couple games about killing zombies, and a brain-twisting puzzler in which players fold space into knots.

Oh, and TF2 .

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